Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History
a small part of the INGENWEB and USGENWEB Projects
|| William L. Cook, 76, of Rushville, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at
Morning Breeze in Greensburg.
Born Aug. 14, 1927, in Jefferson County, he was the son of Paul and Thelma (Gray) Cook, both deceased. He married Sharon Davison on July 17, 1952; she survives.
Mr. Cook lived in Noble Township in Rush County for more than 50 years. He was a 1945 graduate of Hanover High School. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He retired from Dresser Industries (formerly Roots Blower) in 1992 after 44 years of employment. He was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church; was secretary for the New Salem Lions Club; and was secretary-treasurer of the Hopewell Cemetery board. He was a former Noble Township trustee and currently served on the Noble Township Advisory Board.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Gary Cook (and wife Debbie) of Greensburg and Greg Cook (and wife Linda) of Westfield; three brothers, Kenneth and Robert Cook, both of Madison, and Lynn Cook of Versailles; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son and one grandson
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Moster & Cox Mortuary in Rushville, with the Rev. George Davis and the Rev. Charles Justice officiating. Burial, which will include a graveside service by the Rush County Veterans Honor Guard, will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions are requested to the Education Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation or the charity of the donor's choice.